Most bloggers are interested in increasing the number of subscribers to their blogs. It makes sense: more subscribers = more loyal readers = more links = more page views = higher rankings, better advertising and more!
While bloggers understand the value of RSS, many blog readers do not. That’s why Daily Blog Tips decided it’s time to educate the masses with RSS Awareness Day on May 1st.
To help spread the word about RSS Awareness Day, Daily Blog Tips is hosting a contest with a variety of prizes to bloggers who write about RSS Awareness Day on their blogs with a link to the special RSS website Daily Blog Tips created to teach visitors about RSS or publish the RSS Awareness Day badge or banner on their blogs before May 1st.
I think this is a great way to increase subscribers to blogs in the long term. Educating the casual blog reading audience about the value of RSS is a great way to try to capture some of that audience who would be unlikely to subscribe to blogs otherwise. I think bloggers talk so often about increasing subscribers but forget there is a huge chunk of online users who have no idea what it means to subscribe to a blog and how RSS can help them.
What do you think? Are you participating in RSS Awareness Day?